Samuel Sr. Durbin

Samuel Sr. Durbin

Male 1698 - 1752  (54 years)

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  • Name Samuel Sr. Durbin 
    Born 1698  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 19 Sep 1752  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Samuel DURBIN  [1
    Died 19 Sep 1752  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Samuel Durbin was married to Ann, daughter of William Logsdon and Honor O'Flynn, at Saint Thomas Church at Owings Mills, Maryland, July 4, 1734. This marriage is also recorded at St. Paul Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Samuel Durbin is the patriarch of most, if not all, of the Durbins of Kentucky. Some researchers list Samuel as a son of William Durbin son of Thomas Durbin.Samuel's will, dated September 19, 1752, named none of his children. It is assumed that he died soon after the September date. Ann's will dated July 8, 1770, was probated in Frederick County, Maryland, and named all thirteen of her children. Of these thirteen children, at least four were pioneer settlers of Kentucky. John came in between 1775 and 1780; Thomas, Christopher, and Edward came in circa 1788. John Durbin, according to James Virden, was the first Durbin in Kentucky, arriving with Daniel Boone in 1775, and was one of the axmen who blazed the Wilderness Trail. [Durbin-Logsdon Genealogy by Betty Jewell Durbin Carson]

      Liber 28, folio 40019 Sept. 1752

      DURBIN, SAMUEL, Frederick Co., planter. To son William Durbin, 100a at the lower end of Cobbs Choice in lieu of The Pleasants Green. To dau. Ann Durbin, a cow & calf. To dau. Margret Durbin, an heifer yearlin. To son John Durbin, my sorrel mares colt. My wife & extrx. [not named] is to keep all above written & the dw. plntn. if she not mar. To son Samuel Durbin, on his mother d., the dw. plntn. 50a. Witn: Edwd. Meacham, Thos. Logsdon, William Wilson. 23 Oct 1752, sworn to by all 3 witn.

      Samuel Durbin, born about 1700 in colonial Maryland, is believed to be the son of Thomas and Mary Downes Durbin. It is recorded that Samuel Durbin married Ann Logsdon on 4th of July 1723 in St. Pauls Church, Baltimore, MD. Ann Logsdon was the daughter of William Logsdon and Honor O'Flynn. The children of Samuel and Ann are as follows: William, Samuel Jr., Thomas, John, Christopher, Edward, Nicholas, Benjamin, Sarah, Ann, Margaret, Mary and Honor. The last 2 girls may have been twins.

      Samuel was involved in the Methodist Church of America. There are roadside signs pointing to a wonderful old home built in 1767, still standing in good condition where Samuel and Ann lived. It is likely that Samuel built the home and the nearby original log cabin where their son Christopher was born. The Durbins became interested in Methodism and the first American ordained bishop, Francis Asbury often preached in their home as well as another famous preacher, Robert Strawbridge, recognized by many as the first Methodist preacher in America. He was a near neighbor and friend. The Durbins were active in establishing Methodism in this country and belonged to the First Society of Methodism. bSam's History

      /bThe family account of the Durbin family began with Samuel Durbin who came to Frederick County, Maryland at its early settlement. It was thought that Samuel came from Bristow, England. It was also expressed that the durbin homland was Ireland.

      Samuel Durbin was married to Ann Logsdon of Frederick County, Maryland, 4 July 1723 at St. Pauls Parish, in Baltimore County, Maryland. Ann was the daughter of William Logsdon, an emigrant to Maryland in 1673 and Honor O'Flynn. Honor O'Flynn was mentioned in old records as an Irish girl of great piety, and it was through her that the Catholic element appeared in the Durbin line. The family lore handed down through the generations was of a beautiful Irish girl named Honor O'Flynn who was kidnapped from Ireland and brought to this country, and who was married to a Logsdon. These quotes were taken from some Catholic records pertaining to one Father Elisha Durbin, son of John D. Durbin and Patience Logsdon. This information was submitted to Mrs. Ernest F. Schuchert of Chester, Illinois from Mr. Howard steiner of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Some of the descendants of Durbins of this line became very staunch Catholics. However, Mr. steiner said that the wonderful home which Samuel Durbin and his sons built in 1767 was still standing in good condition, that the homestead had been made a shrine by the Methodist Church of America. There were roadside signs pointing to its location about two miles out from Westminster, Maryland. The Durbins became interested in Methodism, and the first American ordained bishop Francis Asbury often visited with the Durbins during three generations of that family. He preached in their home as well as did Robert Strawbridge, who was recognized by many as the first Methodist preacher in America. Robert Strawbridge was a near neighbor and friend. The Durbins were active in establishing Methodism in the this country and William, a son, belonged to the First Society of Methodism. Samuel Durbinn's homestead was within two miles of Westminster, Maryland. If his children were born in the log cabin which stands near the home, then their birth place could read Carroll County, Maryland instead of Frederick County, Maryland which sounds most probable. Carroll County was once a part of Baltimore County in Maryland. This information was submitted to Mrs. Ernest F. Schuchert of Chester, Illionois from Mr. Howard Steiner of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

      From the New Winsor District in Carroll County, Maryland came a note that not far from Pipe Creek lived William Durbin who with his wife joined the Methodist in 1768. Their son, John Durbin, was a traveling preacher.

      The following is a transcription of the Will of Samuel Durbin from the Durbin Family History web site of Gene Klein:

      In the name of God Amen. The nineteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two I, Samuel Durbin of Frederick County in the Province of Maryland Planter being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be giving unto God. And calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally. And first of all, I commend my soul into the Hands of God that gave it me: and as for my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner as it shall please my Executrix hereafter named.

      Imprimis: I give to my well beloved son William Durbin an hundred acres of land, being part of a tract of land called Cobbs Choice in lieu of a tract of Land called the Pleasants Green of the said William Durbin to take the said Land at lower end and not to take any of the improvements of my dwelling plantation as I now live upon.

      Item: And likewise I give to my well beloved Daughter Ann Durbin one cow and calf.

      Item: I give likewise to my well beloved Daughter Margaret Durbin an heifer yearling.

      Item: And to my well beloved son Thomas Durbin I give an heifer yearling.

      Item: And to my well beloved Son John Durbin I give my Sorrel mares colt.

      Imprimis: I leave my dear and loving wife my sole Executrix and to keep all the above written in her possession till her decease if she don't marry and the dwelling plantation she now lives upon and after her decease, I leave it to my well beloved son Samuel Durbin, it being fifty acres with all the appurtenances there unto belonging and when my debts is paid I leave the remainder of my personal estate that is left to be equally divided amongst the rest of my children.

      N.B. That three must sign this will that is awarding to law.

      Samuel Durbin

      Test Edw. Mecliam
      Tho. T Logsdon
      William Wilson

      October the 23d 1752 Edward Mecliam Thomas Logsdon & William Willson subscribing witnesses to the within will being duly sworn on the Holy Evangel of Alimighty God depose and say that they saw the Testator Samuel Durbin subscribe the within as his last Will & Testament & heard him piblish & declare it as such, and at the time his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound disposing mind & memory that they subscribed the within will in the presence & at the request of the Testator Samuel Durbins.

      Sworn before me

      John Darnale
      Deputy Cmmy of Fred. Ct.
    Person ID I00532  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2012 

    Father Thomas Durbin,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship natural 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F00356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Logsdon,   b. Abt 1703, Owings Mill, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1770, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1723  St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Durbin,   b. 19 Sep 1725, Westminister, Baltimore County (now Carroll County) Md. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1795  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     2. William Durbin,   b. 4 Jan 1727, Near Westminister, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1773  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     3. Samuel Jr. Durbin,   b. 29 Jan 1727, Baltimore City, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     4. Ann Durbin,   b. Abt 1730,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     5. Thomas Durbin,   b. 13 Jul 1732, Baltimore City, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1810, Westminister, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     6. John Durbin,   b. Abt 1734, Baltimore City, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1797, Boonesborough, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [natural]
     7. Margaret P. Durbin,   b. 11 Jul 1736, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1795, Holliday Cove, Brooke County, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     8. Nicholas Durbin,   b. Abt 1738,   d. 21 Sep 1811, Short Creek TWP, Jefferson County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
     9. Mary Durbin,   b. Dec 1739, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1818, Willstown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [natural]
     10. Christopher Durbin,   b. 13 Jul 1741, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1825, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     11. Edward (Ned) Durbin,   b. 13 Jul 1743, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     12. Benjamin Durbin,   b. 27 Mar 1748, Baltimore City, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1813, Westminister, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     13. Honora Durbin,   b. Abt 1750,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F00165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Logsdon,   b. Abt 1703, Westminster, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1770, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1723  Westminster, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F00355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo of Durbin-Logsdon Cabin
    Photo of Durbin-Logsdon Cabin
    The Durban, Logsdon and McKenzie families were well-acquainted in the 1700 and 18800's and intermarried quite frequently. This is a photo of the family homestead located in Carroll County, Maryland 1/2 mile off Rt. 31 on Tahoma Farm Road. Samuel Durbin (1698-1752) married Ann Logsdon (1703-1770), whose daughter Sarah Durbin 1724-1795 married Gabriel McKenzie (1715-1793).

    Documents
    Will of Samuel Durbin (b. 1698)
    Will of Samuel Durbin (b. 1698)
    Will of Ann Logsdon (b. 1703)
    Will of Ann Logsdon (b. 1703)
    Will - Samuel Durbin (typed version)
    Will - Samuel Durbin (typed version)
    Will - Samuel Durbin (better version)
    Will - Samuel Durbin (better version)
    Durbin, Samuel & Ann Logsdon Marriage St. Paul's Episcopal Church 4 Jul 1723
    Durbin, Samuel & Ann Logsdon Marriage St. Paul's Episcopal Church 4 Jul 1723

  • Sources 
    1. [S004679] .


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